11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Thousand Oaks
Drive:  15​h
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Bend
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Boise
— Few hours
Drive:  8​h
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 45​min
6
Gardnerville
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
7
Thousand Oaks
— 1 night
End: Thousand Oaks

2
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, stroll through Oregon Zoo, then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Portland online trip builder .

Thousand Oaks to Portland is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Thousand Oaks in April, expect Portland to be a bit cooler, temps between 63°F and 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

1
night
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
On the 16th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at High Desert Museum, then hike along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, and then stop by Cowgirl Cash.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bend travel route app .

Traveling by car from Portland to Bend takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Portland in April: high temperatures in Bend hover around 58°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Cowgirl Cash ©
Cowgirl Cash

few
hours
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 17th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Boise trip tool .

Take a bus from Bend to Boise in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Boise when traveling from Bend in April, with lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
World Center For Birds of Prey ©
World Center For Birds of Prey

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elephant Back Mountain, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Sulphur Caldron, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then take in the natural beauty of Solitary Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Beryl Spring, and finally trek along Monument Geyser Basin.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park visit website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Boise to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Boise in April, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 42°F and lows at 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Elephant Back Mountain ©
Elephant Back Mountain

1
day
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, then explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City sightseeing app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 63°F and lows are around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gardnerville.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Room Escape Games
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon

1
night
Gardnerville

Gardnerville ©
Gardnerville is an unincorporated town in Douglas County, Nevada, United States, adjacent to the county seat of Minden. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): try your luck at Carson Valley Inn Casino, examine the collection at Genoa Courthouse Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Mormon Station State Historic Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Gardnerville trip builder website .

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Gardnerville in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in April, expect Gardnerville to be a bit cooler, temps between 56°F and 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Thousand Oaks.

Things to do in Gardnerville

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trips

Genoa, Carson Valley Inn Casino
Highlights from your plan
Carson Valley Inn Casino ©
Carson Valley Inn Casino
Genoa Courthouse Museum ©
Genoa Courthouse Museum

1
night
Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks ©
Thousand Oaks is a city in southeastern Ventura County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Thousand Oaks tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gardnerville to Thousand Oaks. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gardnerville in April: highs in Thousand Oaks hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Thousand Oaks

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Malibu Hindu Temple, Six Flags Magic Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Malibu Hindu Temple ©
Malibu Hindu Temple

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